We believe that community sponsorship of refugees should be celebrated, and that inspirational groups, individuals and local authorities should be recognised for the work they put in to make community sponsorship a success. That is why we are hosting the first annual Community Sponsorship Awards in partnership with International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR). It is supported by Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (GRSI).
The awards will focus on the people who champion Community Sponsorship, and how their efforts are changing the lives of everyone who takes part in the initiative.
The ceremony will be held on 2nd October at the Royal Society, London. It is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate some of these inspiring groups and individuals, and to bring together community sponsors from across the world for a joyous and uplifting evening.
Shortlisted Nominees 2018
On 7th May 2018 we launched nominations for the awards. It was a delight to receive so many inspiring examples of sponsorship from across the UK. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who took time to nominate their heroines and heroes of Community Sponsorship of Refugees.
With over 150 nominations, our judges had a very a tough decision to make. We are thrilled to announce the shortlisted nominees here.
Meet our Judges
Our diverse panel features humanitarians, a politician, a writer and a bishop.
Read about our judges here.
Pioneer Awards 2017
The launch of Sponsor Refugees on 9th October 2017 saw three Pioneer Awards presented to those who have worked tirelessly to make community sponsorship a reality. The awards were presented by Ahmad Al-Rashid and the children from one of the first resettled families.
Read about the winners here